John Samuel Zoppelt Sr., 81, of Monaca, PA went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 28, 2019, while under the compassionate care of the Rochester Manor & Villa and Mother Theresa Hospice.John was born on November 28th, 1936 in Monaca, Pennsylvania. In addition to his parents, Andrew and Mary (Krestel) Zoppelt, he was preceded in death by sister, Dorothy Ann (Zoppelt) Anderson, his brother-in-law, Rev. Nicholas Radovich, his brother, James Andrew Zoppelt and his nephew, James Andrew Zoppelt, Jr.At age 17, he went to work at the J&L Steel Corporation and worked as a millwright until he retired in 2000. Between that time, John proudly served in the U.S. Army as an Honor Guardsman from 1959 to 1962.John was a devout Christian and loved his Lord. He would listen to his audio bible in the evenings before bed and discuss faith with his late big brother, Jim. He loved working on cars, boats, tractors, motorcycles…anything with a motor. He loved boating, fishing, taking walks along the Ohio River, hunting, shooting at the different gun clubs he belonged to and riding his Harley Davidson. Retirement didn’t slow him down. He was a loving son, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. After his stroke in 2015, his active hobbies came to a sudden end, however his children and grandchildren spent every day with him to keep him company.John is survived by his children and their spouses, Susan (Nick) Garofalo, John (Cristy) Zoppelt Jr., Bobby (Jess) Zoppelt and David Hauss; Grandchildren, Delina Garofalo, Jenna Garofalo; John Zoppelt III, Deidra Zoppelt, Seth Zoppelt; Benjamin Zoppelt; and Joshua Hauss; His sisters, Katsie Radovich, Sally Maybray; his brother and sister-in-law Andrew and Celine Zoppelt; and his brother-in-law, Victor Anderson; as well as numerous, loved, nieces and nephews.Friends will be received on Wednesday, May 1st from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Simpson Funeral and Cremation Services, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca. The funeral service will be a private family gathering with private interment for immediate family only.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution be made in his honor to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Special thanks to the staff at Rochester Manor for their kindness and excellent daily care and also to the staff at Mother Theresa Hospice for their compassionate care and to Simpson Funeral Home.To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit simpsonfuneralhome.com.